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Brad Feuer – Barnes & Noble

The chapters that tell the history of Barnes & Noble cover almost 150 years, from the company’s humble roots as the home business of Charles M. Barnes to its emergence as a global retailer under the ownership and leadership of Len Riggio. For the last 20 years, Brad Feuer has been part of that unfolding […]

Christian Roy – Groupe Dynamite

You may already know what you want from a Groupe Dynamite store after looking online, but do you know what else may be on sale to complement your fashion style? You’ll find out from texts or emails alerts, but they only show up as you park at the mall to shop at one of the […]

Marty Lorenzo – Petco

Like the Marine he is, Marty Lorenzo is on a mission to support Petco’s legal team by fostering committed troops. The goal? To serve “pet parents” throughout the country—and help them better care for their beloved animals. Lorenzo, an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps with 31 years of service, has served as Petco’s vice […]

Craig Levine – WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems

Doing laundry is one of life’s necessities. Carrying a handful of quarters around with you—not so much. Online mobile payment apps are helping to change the status quo by eliminating the need for credit and debit cards, in turn making handfuls of quarters (for laundry at least) a thing of the past. Craig Levine is […]

Lisa Keith – Steve Madden

Debating the origins of a pin that looks like a hamburger or determining who can legally make a rainbow-themed purse are some of the daily mind-benders in the world of fashion that come across Lisa Keith’s desk. “Sometimes I say to myself, ‘This is unbelievable. You’ve got to be kidding me,’” says Keith, the deputy […]

Michael J. Stein – Live Ventures Incorporated

Michael Stein recalls a long, cold winter in Fargo back in 2006 when he worked as an associate on a sell-side deal that was made all the better by collaborating with a bright and hard-working colleague. Stein, now the senior vice president and general counsel of Live Ventures—a holding company based in Las Vegas—never forgot […]

Jessica Mastrogiovanni – New York & Company

In the apparel industry, ideas are a company’s lifeblood. Fresh designs, new fashion lines, trendsetting concepts—businesses have entire teams dedicated to brainstorming the next big thing. With a multitude of ideas, one can imagine the legal touch points are as many and close together as pencil stripes on a blouse. Among them, corporate governance, employment, […]

Jonathan Hawkins – KidKraft

There’s a scene in “Big,” the 1988 film about a boy whose wish to be a grownup magically comes true, where the lead character, played by Tom Hanks, invites his best friend to see his new office at the headquarters of MacMillan Toy Company. Surrounded by the latest games and gadgets, many of which have […]

John Wicks – 5.11 Tactical

The emails come in at all hours: another country, another sighting. Now it’s up to Wicks to decide how to proceed. Assuming the intel is good, and the potential benefits outweigh the costs, he’ll give the green light. The warehouse raid is on. It sounds like the stuff of a Hollywood potboiler. Only, the contraband […]

Tracy Preston – Neiman Marcus Group Inc.

With much credit due to its thriving online operation, Neiman Marcus seems to be tackling challenges in retail by pioneering new frontiers into the digital world. Recently achieving back-to-back profitable quarters has set the luxury retailer on a course for positive growth it hasn’t seen since 2015. In her office at the Dallas headquarters, General […]

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